A man shot in the head in Tallaght welcomed a newborn girl just six weeks ago

Gun victim Keith Conlon and his partner only welcomed their newborn daughter just six weeks ago, the Irish Mirror has learned.

His girlfriend Janet Delaney gave birth to baby Everleigh in early January, his fourth child.

As he remained on life support on Wednesday evening after being shot in the head while hunting near Tallaght, south Dublin on Tuesday, a legal professional was still in Garda custody for the incident .

Relatives of the father – who is nicknamed Bono – were at his home in Kiltalown Park as others helped clear the driveway yesterday.

Her sister Caitie has revealed her pain on social media as she expects the worst. Mr. Conlon suffered catastrophic brain damage. Caitie wrote: “I love you forever and ever bro, I’ll never get over this, please take care of Ma, Da, Jenty and your four babies.”

In a previous post, she said, “Love you so much big bro – not able.”

On Tuesday, Mr Conlon, 35, was out with two pals hunting rabbits with his lurcher dog on farmland in Hazel Wood.

It is alleged that warning shots were fired at the dog, who was killed in the incident, by another man unknown to the group before words were exchanged between him and Mr Conlon.

Keep on the scene

The Irish Mirror understands he remains on life support, but only to facilitate organ donation.

His buddies who spoke to us at the scene said he turned away when a shot was fired and he was hit in the back of the head.

The legal professional arrested at the scene, a man in his 50s, remained last night at Tallaght Garda station. Gardai has until around noon Thursday to charge him, go to court to extend his detention, or release the man with a file forwarded to the director of the civil service.

A legally recovered handgun guard also continued to be examined yesterday.

The victim was the father of four children – Jamie, 19, Chloe, 17, Elaigh, six and Everleigh, six weeks – and was a dog breeder but also had a love for horses.

Mr Conlon, who also used the middle name of Greene, is well known and popular in the Tallaght area. The Dubliner had worked as a sailor on a sailboat before becoming a dog breeder in the 2000s.

A neighbor told the Irish Mirror he was “lovely” and a “harmless guy” before adding: “I will miss him.”

And on social media, his friend Daniel Brady wrote: “How can this world be so cruel.

“Lost for words, heartbroken and shocked is an understatement. I will never forget all you have done over the years for me and my family you were always there if we needed anything my kids idealized [sic] you were like an uncle to their friend.

“We made some great memories mate and we’ll never forget.

“It’s not goodbye mate, as we used to say many moons ago.

“I’ll see you in the next cartoon.”

While Dawn Kenny said: “I just can’t fathom Kiltalown being hit with devastation, to put it mildly – loads of fun memories Keith.”

A Garda spokesperson added: “Garda is appealing to anyone with information who may have been from the Hazel Grove area of ​​Tallaght to come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential
Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.